This has already been an odd summer, we had our last frost on the last weekend in May and the temperature yo-yo has continued.
However, it is definitely summer now. I saw, without really looking for them, a whole group of lightning bugs last night. Warm, still nights seem to be a requirement, so this constant wind has probably been a trial. As always, they prefer the west lawn and the meadow. I think they like being able to drift down out of the tulip and magnolia trees into the tall meadow grass. One of my hopes with keeping a section of the northwest lawn uncut is that it will help them. There are also a couple big clumps of goldrenrod in those areas. It certainly has become a favoured spot for the Phoebe, so there must be bugs!
They are lovely to watch, little points of light throughout the dark.